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Charles Rosen (born May 5, 1927) is an American pianist and music theorist. May 5 is the 125th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (126th in leap years). ... Year 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Pianist Claudio Arrau, Carnegie Hall, 1954. ... Music Theory is a field of study that investigates the nature or mechanics of music. ...


He was a piano student of Moriz Rosenthal. As a virtuoso pianist he has appeared in numerous recitals and orchestral engagements around the world, and has recorded a number of 20th century works at the invitation of their composers, including works by Igor Stravinsky, Elliott Carter, and Pierre Boulez. Moriz Rosenthal was (born December 18, 1862) was a Ukrainian pianist. ... Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky (Russian: Игорь Фёдорович Стравинский, Igor Fëdorovič Stravinskij) (June 17, 1882 – April 6, 1971) was a Russian composer, considered by many in both the West and his native land to be the most influential composer of 20th-century music. ... Elliott Cook Carter, Jr. ... Pierre Boulez Pierre Boulez (IPA: /pjɛʁ.buˈlɛz/) (born March 26, 1925) is a conductor and composer of classical music. ...


Rosen is also a musicologist and is the author of many distinguished books about music. Perhaps his most famous work is The Classical Style, which analyzes the nature and evolution of the high classical style as it was developed by Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven. Sonata Forms is in some ways a follow-up on The Classical Style; it is an intensive analysis of the primary musical form used in the classical era. The Romantic Generation covers the work of the early generation of Romantic composers, including Frédéric Chopin, Franz Liszt, Robert Schumann, and Felix Mendelssohn. Portrait by Thomas Hardy, 1792 Franz Joseph Haydn[1] (March 31, 1732 – May 31, 1809) was one of the most prominent composers of the Classical period, and is called by some the Father of the Symphony and Father of the String Quartet. A life-long resident of Austria, Haydn spent... Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (IPA: , baptized Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart) (January 27, 1756 – December 5, 1791) was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era. ... A portrait by Joseph Karl Stieler, 1820 Ludwig van Beethoven (IPA: ), (baptized December 17, 1770[1] – March 26, 1827) was a German composer. ... The only known photograph of Frédéric Chopin, believed to have been taken by Louis-Auguste Bisson in 1849. ... Portrait by Henri Lehmann, 1839 Franz Liszt (Hungarian: Liszt Ferenc; pronounced , in English: list) (October 22, 1811 – July 31, 1886) was an ethnic German Hungarian [1] virtuoso pianist and composer of the Romantic period. ... For others with the same name see Robert Schumann (disambiguation). ... Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, born and known generally as Felix Mendelssohn (February 3, 1809 – November 4, 1847) was a German composer and conductor of the early Romantic period. ...


The polymathic Rosen has also published in other areas of the humanities: Romanticism and Realism: The Mythology of Nineteenth-Century Art and Romantic Poets, Critics, and Other Madmen.


Rosen has from time to time held positions as a university professor. He holds a Ph.D. in French Literature from Princeton University, and has taught at Harvard, Oxford University, and the University of Chicago. Princeton University is a private coeducational research university located in Princeton, New Jersey, in the United States of America. ... Harvard University is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, and a member of the Ivy League. ... The University of Oxford, located in the city of Oxford in England, is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. ... The University of Chicago is a private university located principally in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago. ...


He is a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books. This article is about the literary magazine. ...


Bibliography

  • Arnold Schoenberg (1996. Chicago: University of Chicago Press): ISBN 0-691-02706-4
  • Beethoven's Piano Sonatas: A Short Companion (2001, New Haven: Yale University Press): ISBN 0-300-09070-6
  • The Classical Style (2nd ed., 1997, New York: Norton): ISBN 0-393-31712-9
  • Critical Entertainments: Music Old and New (2001. Cambridge: Harvard University Press): ISBN 0-674-00684-4
  • The Frontiers of Meaning: Three Informal Lectures on Music (1994. New York: Hill and Wang): ISBN 1-871082-65-X
  • The Musical Languages of Elliott Carter (1984. Washington, D.C.: Music Division, Research Services, Library of Congress)
  • Piano Notes: The World of the Pianist (2002: Free Press): ISBN 0-7432-4312-9
  • Romanticism and Realism: The Mythology of Nineteenth-Century Art (with Henri Zerner; 1985. New York: Norton): ISBN 0-393-30196-6
  • Romantic Poets, Critics, and Other Madmen (2000. Cambridge: Harvard University Press): ISBN 0-674-77951-7
  • The Romantic Generation (1998, Cambridge: Harvard University Press): ISBN 0-674-77934-7
  • Sonata Forms (2nd ed., 1988, New York: Norton): ISBN 0-393-30219-9

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Denis Dutton on Charles Rosen (3345 words)
Charles Rosen is so familiar to readers as an acute music theorist and historian of European ideas and literature that it is easy to forget that he is one of most stimulating and compelling pianists of the last fifty years.
Rosen notes that “the eccentric and portentously personal interpretations by artists of the 1920s and 1930s” were not suitable for the later decades after the introduction of LPs, when a “faithful reflection of the composition” was more important than a unique, personal performance.
Rosen was told that as a small child – a five-year-old accustomed to Beethoven and Wagner – his first reaction to Debussy was that such music must be made against the law.
Charles Rosen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (358 words)
Charles Rosen (born May 5, 1927) is an American pianist and music theorist.
As a virtuoso pianist he has appeared in numerous recitals and orchestral engagements around the world, and has recorded a number of 20th century works at the invitation of their composers, including works by Igor Stravinsky, Elliott Carter, and Pierre Boulez.
Charles Rosen (died December 6, 2002) was a pioneer in artificial intelligence.
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